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Program Coordinator

Full time, salary between $30,000 – $35,000, benefits

The Program Coordinator will report to the Program Director.  The Program Coordinator manages a full portfolio across a wide variety of responsibilities in support of the successful operations of SCA’s programming.

Strategic Initiatives

  • Partnerships: In tandem with the Program Director, develop and maintain a presence in and partnerships with Chicago’s artistic and arts education community; facilitate the engagement of external partners with SCA when applicable; seek out and develop cultural partnerships
  • Representation: Act as an SCA Ambassador at various programs and events
  • Curation: In partnership with the Curatorial Committee and the Program Director, execute the curation and installation of student artwork; facilitate external requests for artwork
  • Academic Initiatives: Spearhead the production of school reports and support SCA’s academic advocacy for its students; develop and maintain relationships with key departments at the Chicago Public Schools and other districts
  • Board: Support the Program Director’s interactions with the Governing Board, Auxiliary Board, and Board Committees
  • Continuing Education: In collaboration with the Program Director, spearhead the administration of opportunities for continued education of SCA alumni

Internal Program Support

  • Support: Provide artistic insight for SCA’s project-based curriculum; assist Program Director with the collaborative documentation of SCA curriculum, pedagogy, and best practices
  • Teaching Artist Support: Program and support monthly professional development meetings; respond to requests made by Teaching Artists; produce weekly data reports; shadow Teaching Artists on an intermittent basis and schedule other shadowing opportunities; facilitate other requests as needed
  • Archive: Contribute to the development and maintenance of SCA’s digital archive
  • Human Resources: Track data for hourly employees and submit to accountant for payroll processing; update artist staffing schedules; assist with orientation for new staff
  • Data Management: Manage aspects of SCA’s database and provide data analysis
  • Supply Requests: Gain approval for and order office and artistic program supplies and equipment; support financial tracking and coding of supply purchases and accounts; occasionally move artwork and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds for various curricular and events needs
  • Releases: Manage the collection of student releases and maintain filing systems
  • Miscellaneous: Manage administrative tasks to ensure smooth operation of the organization


The ideal candidate should be able to work both independently and as part of a cohesive team. Key skill sets include: ability to build multiple, individualized internal and external relationships; ability to work closely with people from various artistic and administrative backgrounds; excellent verbal and written communication skills; the ability to manage projects from conception through completion and evaluation; demonstrated ability to prioritize and solve problems.

Key Qualifications for the position include: 

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Two or more years of working in an administrative setting, preferably with a programming focus
  • Strong interest in non-profit administration and arts education practices and procedures
  • Interest in curation a plus
  • Personal artistic practice preferred
  • Ability to develop and manage systems
  • Exceptional computer skills: ability to manage and manipulate artwork; graphic design skill highly preferred
  • Prior experience managing databases
  • Some evening and weekend work is required


For complete details and how to apply, please view full description here.

2015 Arts Administration Internship

Snow City Arts employs a diverse staff of Artists-in-Residence who teach workshops to children at four major medical centers. All of our Artist-in-Residence positions are paid, part-time.

At this time, Snow City Arts cannot accommodate teaching volunteers.

Snow City Arts currently has no Artist-in-Residence positions available.

Volunteers with skills in business, event planning, finance, marketing or other fields which can strengthen our organization’s ability to help children are always welcome to inquire by emailing info@snowcityarts.org.